Archive for December, 2012

It’s Christmas Eve

We arrived home last night and after being gone, Keith’s first task was to run out and get groceries for our holiday meals … Only the battery in the car was dead. Luckily a neighbor gave him a jump and after going to replace it, he’ll get the grocery shopping done.


Bound, labeled, and delivered


Lots of quality time with my little Rae today and it was nice to deliver the quilt in person rather than having to ship it.


Look who arrived early

This is our last day here and I plan to spend it cuddling Rae.


You know how the commercial goes

$$ spent at Michael’s for yarn; time spent crocheting with Mom ~ PRICELESS!


What a treasure these times are for us!

Reading list

Some people publish a list of their favorite books during the year but choosing favorite books requires too much effort on my part. I love to read, mostly mysteries and pictured below are some of the books I’ve read this year … But mostly it’s a list of many of my favorite authors – a much easier list for me to make!

I love reading books that have the same characters running through them. Even better is discovering a new author and reading a series from start to finish. I did that earlier this year for the Laurie R King books and am in the process of reading the books by Donna Leon. The site Stop You’re Killing Me is very helpful and lists books in the order they’ve been written and published. When I start a new series like the Donna Leon books – I copy the list onto my iPad and order the Kindle books a couple at a time. Occasionally I’ll find one or two that aren’t available in an ebook and I’ll order the paperback from Amazon. The Donna Leon books have been especially fun because we visited Venice earlier this year.


A little hat or two

Or more! Mom and I aren’t quilting but we decided to try to crochet and knit some little hats today. Neither of us have done much crochet in years so we picked an easy first hat and finished each of our edges differently. I convinced mom to weave in my ends while I started a little knitted one. We’re enjoying our visit.


On my design wall

Not much progress this week but the circles have all been appliquéd and I’ve begun assembling the top. Don’t you love how the chisel border frames the center?


She’s growing fast!

Luckily I’ll see her next weekend!


Last minute quilting

The panto is Jilly by Keryn Emmerson.


More knitting

Football and knitting today. I finished the red cowl but rather than weave the ends in, I started another project. It’s cold here so I’m in the mood for bulky – first the cowl and now a bulky scarf.


I’m traveling again this week so it will be a good project to take along.